iPhone OS 2.2 also brought a major new feature to both the iTunes Store application that users have been requesting for quite some time: on-the-go downloading of podcast episodes. Users can either start up the iPod app and tap "Get more episodes" to launch the iTunes Store on the iPhone, or simply go straight to the new Podcasts category in the store manually. Both video and audio episodes can be downloaded over WiFi or (surprisingly) the cellular network.
Feature requests and vaporware aside, though, iPhone OS 2.2 is a strong update that fleshes out a maturing OS. Once again, there is something for almost everyone here, whether it be more flexible podcast downloading, better traveling directions, or a more thorough on-the-go App Store experience. The update weighs in at the average size of 246MB (each iPhone OS update is the entire OS, ensuring a clean install), and can be downloaded by plugging your iPhone or iPod touch into iTunes and using the "Check for Updates" feature.
Apple has upped its UI/UX game by allowing more customization with how you place the widget within the device instead of locking it into the far left-hand screen without the customization of size. While there are 3 new widget sizes, the biggest change was the order of what podcast appears in the widget home screen. With the most recent podcast episode appearing inside the onscreen display in the 4x4 size podcasts that post more frequently may be at an engagement advantage.
App Analytics in App Store Connect helps you see how people discover and engage with your app. Now you can view powerful new transaction metrics, including redownloads, total downloads, proceeds, pre-orders, and updates. Each metric can be displayed by territory, source type, device, and more, helping you understand what drives your app's growth and success.
Enrich your app experience with audio recognition. Now you can match music to the millions of songs in Shazam's vast catalog or make any prerecorded audio recognizable by building your own custom catalog using audio from video, podcasts, and more.
To import one or more podcasts, first click the Import from Folder button below the podcasts list. iMazing will display a standard Open Panel, from where you can select a folder or specific files. Confirm, and iMazing will transfer the podcasts to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. They will be available in Apple's Podcasts app.
RØDE Central gives you complete desktop control of the RØDECaster Pro II, including updating firmware, loading and editing sound pads, assigning and arranging channels, exporting recordings, and more.
There has been a surge in listeners and content, and advertisers are taking notice. ListenNotes estimates there are about 2.2 million podcasts in 2022, while other sources cite more than 3 million podcasts. The number varies since many podcasts either have few episodes or may not be active. EMarketer predicts U.S. adults will increase the listening time by 15.1%.
A few months ago, in February, Spotify acquired podcast advertising tech firms Chartable and Podsights in hopes to improve measurement and attribution. In total, more than $1 billion has been spent in various podcast acquisitions. 2b1af7f3a8